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Erin Moure

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Erín Moure is the author of 13 collections of poetry and has won the Governor General’s and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Quebec Writers’ Federation Klein Prize, and has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is one of Canada’s most eminent poets, as well a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. One of Moure’s most acclaimed books was Little Theatres (2005), an avant-garde work that brought Galician and the poetic musings of her heteronym (a fictitious character based on herself) Elisa Sampedrín together in a plea for little theatres in the face of the big theatres of war. She admits her work operates on the edge of difficulty and acceptability. Among her many translations of poetry is the 2008 book she translated with Robert Majzels, Nicole Brossard’s Notebook of Roses and Civilization. Her latest book is O Resplandor (2010). (PF)

Erin Moure and her book O Resplandor